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The only Specialty Society in Dermatology recognized by the Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine College of Physicians.
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LOOKING FORWARD:  THE PDS @ 65!!!

LOOKING FORWARD: THE PDS @ 65!!!

This year, 2017, the PDS turns 65!

Ripe with wisdom and experience, and with boundless energy and enthusiasm to dream dreams and to go and get them done — That’s us today!

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Dr. Clarita Maano is now the New Chair of the PRC Board of Medicine

Dr. Clarita Maano is now the New Chair of the PRC Board of Medicine

Dr. Clarita C. Maano was officially inducted as Chair of the Professional Regulation Commision Board of Medicine (PRC BOM) last Feb 10, 2017. Officiating the oath is PRC Chair Attorney Teofilo Pilando. In observance are (3rd-6th) Commissioners Gigi Chuachaco and Yolanda Reyes, Drs Luisito Maano and Mia Maano.

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#GoalAchieved: First CME of the Year

#GoalAchieved: First CME of the Year

UP-PGH , Section of Dermatology, in cooperation with the PDS Research Committee, hosted the first PDS Continuing Medical Education (CME), entitled ‘Dermatology: An Evolving Art based on Absolute Science,’ which was held at the Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila last January 25, 2017.

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PDS salutes Dr. Handog, 1st Woman ISD President

PDS salutes Dr. Handog, 1st Woman ISD President

PDS salutes Dr. Evangeline B. Handog for her exceptional work as the 1st woman president of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD) for 4 incredible years (2013-2017). She has done tremendous contribution to our society as she offered numerous opportunities for... read more
IT’S VOLUNTEER FOR PDS MONTH

IT’S VOLUNTEER FOR PDS MONTH

Dedicated and steadfast members of PDS can sign up for the different PDS Committees with a long line up of activities to better serve the community, including the underprivileged sector. read more
PDS Strategic Planning for 2017

PDS Strategic Planning for 2017

Last January 26, 2017, PDS held it’s annual Strategic Planning at Crowne Plaza Hotel. The PDS officers, Board members, Cluster Heads & Committee Chairs, Regional Chapter Heads, & Subspecialty Core Group Heads, attended the event. It was a whole day of planning for the future exciting projects of PDS. This year marks a milestone because we are celebrating our 65th year anniversary as a Society. So, don’t forget to watch out for these exciting upcoming events of PDS.

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PDS PARTNERS WITH DOH IN ESTABLISHING REGIONAL DERMATOLOGY CENTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

PDS PARTNERS WITH DOH IN ESTABLISHING REGIONAL DERMATOLOGY CENTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

DOH, in cooperation with PDS , conducted a consultative workshop on the establishment of Regional Centers of Dermatology nationwide last Feb. 15, 2017. Director Criselda Abesamis of the Health Facility Development Bureau will be working closely with PDS President Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia and Dr. Winlove Mojica of UP-PGH. Dr. Flordeliz Casintahan (JRRMMC), Dr. Ma. Teresita Gabriel (RITM)and Dr. Francisco Rivera (RMC) were among the presenters.

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PDS Dermatologists Receive “Gawad Sa Kaunlaran Award”

PDS Dermatologists Receive “Gawad Sa Kaunlaran Award”

On December 27, 2016, 5 members of the Philippine Dermatological Society were awarded the prestigious “Gawad sa Kaunlaran” medal by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, represented by Lt. Gen. Romeo Tanalgo, the Commander of the Northern Luzon Command.

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PDS CENTRAL LUZON ATTENDS PMA CME/REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

PDS CENTRAL LUZON ATTENDS PMA CME/REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

As the Dermatology Specialty Society recognized by the PMA, the Central Luzon Chapter represented the PDS, led by its Chapter President and Secretary Drs. Roberto Manlapig and Veronica Panganiban, respectively,
at the PMA CME/REGIONAL ASSEMBLY for Central Luzon held February 19, 2017 at Kingsborough International Convention Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Chapter members from Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac were in attendance, as well, making the chapter participation in full force!

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PDS INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY ON THE RISE

PDS INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY ON THE RISE

PDS represented by our President Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia and Chair of the Infrastructure Committee our Vice-President Dr. Peachy Lao sealed a contract with Maximus Built Solutions on January 26, 2017.

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LOOKING FORWARD:  THE PDS @ 65!!!

LOOKING FORWARD: THE PDS @ 65!!!

This year, 2017, the PDS turns 65!

Ripe with wisdom and experience, and with boundless energy and enthusiasm to dream dreams and to go and get them done — That’s us today!

read more
Dr. Clarita Maano is now the New Chair of the PRC Board of Medicine

Dr. Clarita Maano is now the New Chair of the PRC Board of Medicine

Dr. Clarita C. Maano was officially inducted as Chair of the Professional Regulation Commision Board of Medicine (PRC BOM) last Feb 10, 2017. Officiating the oath is PRC Chair Attorney Teofilo Pilando. In observance are (3rd-6th) Commissioners Gigi Chuachaco and Yolanda Reyes, Drs Luisito Maano and Mia Maano.

read more
#GoalAchieved: First CME of the Year

#GoalAchieved: First CME of the Year

UP-PGH , Section of Dermatology, in cooperation with the PDS Research Committee, hosted the first PDS Continuing Medical Education (CME), entitled ‘Dermatology: An Evolving Art based on Absolute Science,’ which was held at the Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila last January 25, 2017.

read more
PDS salutes Dr. Handog, 1st Woman ISD President

PDS salutes Dr. Handog, 1st Woman ISD President

PDS salutes Dr. Evangeline B. Handog for her exceptional work as the 1st woman president of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD) for 4 incredible years (2013-2017). She has done tremendous contribution to our society as she offered numerous opportunities for... read more
IT’S VOLUNTEER FOR PDS MONTH

IT’S VOLUNTEER FOR PDS MONTH

Dedicated and steadfast members of PDS can sign up for the different PDS Committees with a long line up of activities to better serve the community, including the underprivileged sector. read more
PDS PARTNERS WITH DOH IN ESTABLISHING REGIONAL DERMATOLOGY CENTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

PDS PARTNERS WITH DOH IN ESTABLISHING REGIONAL DERMATOLOGY CENTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

DOH, in cooperation with PDS , conducted a consultative workshop on the establishment of Regional Centers of Dermatology nationwide last Feb. 15, 2017. Director Criselda Abesamis of the Health Facility Development Bureau will be working closely with PDS President Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia and Dr. Winlove Mojica of UP-PGH. Dr. Flordeliz Casintahan (JRRMMC), Dr. Ma. Teresita Gabriel (RITM)and Dr. Francisco Rivera (RMC) were among the presenters.

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PDS CENTRAL LUZON ATTENDS PMA CME/REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

PDS CENTRAL LUZON ATTENDS PMA CME/REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

As the Dermatology Specialty Society recognized by the PMA, the Central Luzon Chapter represented the PDS, led by its Chapter President and Secretary Drs. Roberto Manlapig and Veronica Panganiban, respectively,
at the PMA CME/REGIONAL ASSEMBLY for Central Luzon held February 19, 2017 at Kingsborough International Convention Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Chapter members from Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac were in attendance, as well, making the chapter participation in full force!

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WHAT IS A DERMATOLOGIST?

A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed 3 years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the PDS and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology.
There are many substandard programs claiming that they can offer training in Dermatology. Some courses run for a week, 3 months or a year. The format of these trainings are not well structured. Would you trust yourselves in the hands of these untrained doctors?

For effective and safe medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for your skin, hair and nails,

CONSULT A PDS DERMATOLOGIST, THE DermAuthority.

PDS_BOARD_2017
Officers:
President: Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia
Vice-President: Dr. Purita Paz-Lao
Secretary: Dr. Cecilia Rosete
Treasurer: Dr. Jasmin Jamora
Immediate Past President: Dr. Daisy King Ismael

 

Directors:
Dr. Bernadette Arcilla
Dr. Blossom Chan
Dr. Krisinda Clare Jamora
Dr. Julie Pabico
Dr. Maria Lourdes Palmero
Dr. Francisco Rivera IV
Dr. Arnold Yu
Vision
The Philippine Dermatological Society aims to be the recognized and respected leader in dermatology by pursuing excellence in skin health.

 

Mission
The Philippine Dermatological Society is an organization of humane and service-oriented dermatologists observing the highest ethical professional standards and promoting knowledge through information dissemination, training and research.
1. Produce competent dermatologists sensitive to the needs of the community.
2. Provide avenues for exchange of ideas that will enhance the science and art of dermatology.
3. Conduct researches and encourage publications relevant to the practice of dermatology.
4. Promote public awareness on the prevention of skin diseases through information and education campaigns.
5. Uphold professional and ethical standards among dermatologists.
6. Protect members of the Society against unfair practice and competition from unqualified practitioners through legislation and regulations.
7. Promote local and international recognition of the specialty.
8. Establish linkages with the other specialties for more comprehensive health care.
9. Foster camaraderie among members and colleagues from other countries.
10. Encourage academic advancement through scholarship and fellowship grants.

Established in 1952, the PDS is an organization of dermatologists or doctors who are experts in the field of medicine dedicated to the skin, hair and nails.


The Seal of Excellence in your dermatologists clinic signifies that your doctor is a competent and certified PDS dermatologist.
The PDS is the only specialty society in Dermatology that is recognized by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).
2017 AAD Annual Meeting

2017 AAD Annual Meeting

March 3-7, 2017 Orlando, Florida.

Connect with your colleagues, take part in engaging sessions on trending topics, and bring the latest in dermatology care back to your patients – all in five days of exceptional learning at the 2017 AAD Annual Meeting! Join us in Orlando and experience the best of dermatology. Registration is now open. Click here https://www.aad.org/meetings/annual-meeting to visit their site.

2017 AAD Annual Meeting

2017 AAD Annual Meeting

March 3-7, 2017 Orlando, Florida.

Connect with your colleagues, take part in engaging sessions on trending topics, and bring the latest in dermatology care back to your patients – all in five days of exceptional learning at the 2017 AAD Annual Meeting! Join us in Orlando and experience the best of dermatology. Registration is now open. Click here https://www.aad.org/meetings/annual-meeting to visit their site.